From concert bands and orchestras, to forty foot dragon puppets and cabaret, this year’s Culture Night in County Cork is set to have over 200 free events on Friday 22nd of September.
Events will take place in arts organisation, community centres, pubs, libraries, museums and on the streets of County Cork’s Culture Night hub towns Baile Mhúirne, Bandon, Bantry, Carrigaline, Charleville, Clonakilty, Cobh, Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Mitchelstown, Passage West, Skibbereen, Watergrasshill, Youghal, as well as surrounding towns and villages and our islands.
The highlights this year include an outdoor screening of Dirty Dancing at Mallow Castle, a community street procession through Carrigaline, Leonard Cohen songs performed by a ten piece band in Mitchelstown. Cobh’s Supernatural Investigators will host late night ghost hunt in Cobh’s Sirius Arts Centre while and a candlelit ghost tour will take place in Youghal. In Skibberreen you might hear some opera while getting your haircut as part of the Unexpected Culture trail featuring art in unusual places. There will welly throwing and hook a duck in Passage West for kids and grownups. Artists will deliver workshops in painting, forest floor study, repurposing china, quilting, and so much more.
The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Frank O’ Flynn said, “Culture Night plays such an important role in our communities, connecting people with the incredible knowledge and talent of local cultural workers and with their own creativity and imagination. I greatly welcome the opportunity to join fellow Cork County residents in celebrating culture on our doorsteps together, safely. Let’s make this Culture Night a One Night for All.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey said, “in supporting Culture Night, we in Cork County Council wish to affirm that we support the incredible work done to preserve and interpret culture here, for the benefit of all in our community and we will continue to enable residents to connect with the sector through the work of our Library and Arts Services.”
The programme is community-led and coordinated by Cork County Council. It is an inclusive night with events for all. Culture Night is a national initiative by the Arts Council of Ireland and is being delivered locally by Cork County Council. Further details on the programme can be found in the below links.
Source: Cork County Council